Boxing Sport

Boxing is a combat sport, which is fought only with the hands wearing gloves, and it has several rules and regulations so that the sport is not so violent or barbarous.

History of Boxing

Boxing had its origin in England, between the 18th and 19th centuries, which was fought with bare hands, making it a very brutal and violent sport.

Years later this sport began to be regulated, especially in 1867 with the formulation of the Queenberry Rules.

Boxing has always been an Olympic sport, not only being present in the 1912 Olympic Games, in Stockholm, since at that time the sport was prohibited in the country.

Over the years many variations of boxing emerged, the most famous being the Thai Muay Thai and the French Savate, since they already use their legs.


Boxing Cradle

The boxing ring is square in shape and must have a side between 4.9 and 7 meters. It has four elastic cords, with a diameter between 3 and 5 centimeters, being that they must be hung on the posts at 41, 71, 102 and 132 centimeters high from the ring floor.

The posts must be coated and with a smooth surface so that the boxers do not injure themselves when they strike against one of them.

How to Win at Boxing

The objective of boxing is to hit the greatest number of direct blows on the opponent, being that in the end the judges vote among themselves until they reach a verdict on which of the athletes scored the most points with the blows.

There are other ways to win, and they are:

- Make the opponent fall 2 to 3 times on the mat in the same round (the number depends on the competition); 
- Knock out, since the opponent falls to the ground or leans on the ropes, and the referee counts to 10 and the athlete cannot get up in that time; 
- The referee may also score a technical knockout. This happens when one of the boxers carries with him many consecutive blows and the referee considers that he is not managing to receive them; 
- Finally, one of the assistants can play the towel on the ground, meaning that they are giving up the fight;

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